Noivern is easily among the top five of my all time favourite Pokémon. It has an awesome design, good stats and a pretty broad movepool. That´s why I have bred my own personal army of these guys on my Y edition, one of them even being a shiny.
There are two versions of this painting existing. One of them you see here, the other has more violet than red/brownish clouds. I got adviced to change the colour so the Noivern stands out more. Even though I still prefer the violet clouds, I have to agree that they blended in too much with with the wings and belly.
Anyway, I hope you like my attempt to use soft shades in combination with my usual lineart style instead of cell shading. It takes a lot longer, but doesn´t look half bad.
If you are interested I´d upload the lineart so you can colour it, yourself. Just go here: strawpoll.me/1423805
and vote for what you´d prefer. Once there are more than 10 people who want the lineart, I´ll put a link to where you can download it here as well as the terms for usage.^^
~8 hours, done in Paint Tool SAI with wacom intuos 4
I used one texture in the background that was made by AuroraWienholdSTOCK